Report: Barrington CUSD 220 gets $469.16 per student in federal funds
Barrington Community Unified School District (CUSD) 220 received $469.16 per student from the federal government in 2015, or approximately $4,180,233.42, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) data said.
The $4,180,233.42 equals approximately 2.9 percent of District 220's total budget. The state average for federal funding of public school districts is 8 percent, ISBE said.
The Obama administration is threatening to pull federal funding from local school districts that refuse to follow federal directives. Most recently, it ordered all public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity.
Chicago Public Schools gets 16 percent of its funding from the federal government, or twice the state average. Chicago property taxpayers pay for 49 percent of their school bill; District 220 taxpayers pay for 89.3 percent.
District 220 spent $16,178 per student in 2015, 21.5 percent more than in 2010, when it spent $13,320 per student.
Among Lake County school districts, Adlai E. Stevenson HSD 125 ($472.28 per pupil) receives more money from the federal government than District 220.
Lake Zurich CUSD 95 ($221.23 per pupil) and Libertyville SD 70 ($176.74 per pupil) receive less.
Community High School District 128 spends the most money on public schools in Lake County, at $21,255 per pupil.